547 Ethiopian, Eritrean Forces Killed in Fighting, Claim Tigray Forces

NAIROBI (Somaliguardian) – Ethiopia’s Tigray forces claimed to have repelled an attack launched by allied Ethiopian and Eritrean troops, as conflict in the embattled region in the north triggers one of the worst humanitarian situations the country has ever witnessed.

In a statement published on affiliated social media accounts, the forces of the former ruling party of Tigray region, who had been driven from major cities following a “law enforcement” operation ordered by the country’s prime minister Abiy Ahmed on November last year, said they pushed back an offensive by Ethiopian and Eritrean defense forces near Hawzen on April 4.

The rebel forces say the assault was launched from Nebelet, Idaga Hamus and Temben towns, claiming that they have killed 547 Ethiopian and Eritrean forces and wounded 762 others.

Somaliguardian has not been able to verify assertions by Tigray forces independently because of communications blackout in place in many parts of northern Ethiopia.

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